2023 Annual Taste of the Market Event Recap
Thank you to all those who attended the Annual Taste of the Market Gala presented by Heartland Bank at North Market Bridge Park on Friday, November 3rd! It was wonderful to celebrate with you all! Your support also helps us to further our mission to serve our merchants and the Central Ohio community at large.
Did you walk the red carpet at the Gala?! Find your photos courtesy of Midsole Marketing at the link below!
Our merchants relished the chance to bring their creativity and skills to the evening’s festivities, and we hope you had a chance to try all of their delicious tastes!
The Merchants also competed for cash prizes. The winners of the Culinary Challenge are:
Hai Poké – Second Runner Up
Banana Lumpia: banana coated in brown sugar, served in a spring roll wrap.
Dos Hermanos – First Runner Up
Tamales Oaxaquenos: banana leaf tamales stuffed with chicken and mole, served with salsa verde or mole.
Holy Crepes – Best in Show
Duck Confit Crepe: duck confit served with seasonal vegetables and mushroomed potatoes.
Congratulations to the winners! We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to our food judges:
Jen Burton, Seventh Son Brewing Co.
Collin Castore, Seventh Son Brewing Co.
Tommy Householder, Watershed Distillery
The menu was something our taste buds cannot forget, but if you’re like us, a little reminder helped remember all the delicious menu items.
There are a lot of people who helped make the Taste of the Market Gala possible and we would like to express our gratitude. THANK YOU to everyone who attended and to our merchants who helped make the event a success! We are so grateful for your support. And of course, THANK YOU to our event sponsors and partners who have made a huge impact in supporting North Market Bridge Park:
Byers Automotive Group
The Wasserstrom Company
City Scene Media Group
Vory’s Sater Seymour & Pease LLP
Signature Vendor Sponsor
Ohio Heating & Refrigeration
Supporting Vendor Sponsors
Boards by Morgan Marie
Contributing Vendor Sponsors
Patron Vendor Sponsor
Barley’s Brewing Company
Cutting Edge Selections
Enjoy Dolce Vita
Nocterra Brewing Co.
The Getaway Brewing Co.
Vintage Wine Distributor
NORTH MARKET BRIDGE PARK MERCHANTS
COLO Market & Oyster Bar
Bake Me Happy
Bubbles Tea & Juice
Pablo’s Havana Café
Market Bar Vinoteca
V.I.P. Live Music by Winchester Steel Co.
Set by DJ Adam Scoppa
Street Magic and Casino Games hosted by Awesome Family Entertainment
Red Carpet Photos by Midsole Marketing
NORTH MARKET BOARD OF TRUSTEES
George Kauffman, Board Chair
Rick Grady, Vice President
Craig Shapiro, Treasurer
Melissa Diethelm Selner, Secretary
David Babner, Member at Large
Ken C. Paul, Member at Large
Adrienne Keves, Member at Large
Ian Holmes, Downtown Merchant Representative
Wayne Lin, Bridge Park Merchant Representative
Trustee Members – Mike Beaumont, Billy Cardamon, Jerry DePizzo, Matthew Esber, Nate Fisher, Jeri Grier, Mac Joseph, Harps Mann, Geri Sutter, Lauren Toth, and Jameel Turner
If you missed the Annual Taste of the Market and don’t want to next year, sign up for our email list and we’ll let you know when Taste of the Market returns in 2024!